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    We organise a number of conferences throughout the year that attract large audiences from across the globe.

    Previous conferences have included ESRC Festival of Social Sciences events, collaborative conferences with organisations such as The Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), and PhD presentations ran in collaboration with our students.

    Upcoming conferences

    • Jun292018CAGE Workshop in Applied Economics 20188:45am, 1 day 7 hours 15 minutes, Warwick in Venice

      The 5th CAGE Workshop in Applied Economics took place at the Warwick in Venice venue at the end of June 2018, and was funded by the ESRC Centre for Competitive Advantage in Global Economics, the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick and the European Research Council through ERC Advanced Grant 323439. The conference featured a range of academics from across the world presenting papers on a number of topics.

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      Friday, 29 June

      9:00 – 9:10

      Arrival: Registration, Coffee and Welcome

      Session 1: Immigration and Discrimination

      9:10 - 10:00

      “Charity Begins at Home (and in School): Religion-Based Discrimination”
      Victor Lavy, University of Warwick
      (joint with Edith Sand and Moses Shayo)

      10:00 - 10:50

      “Access to Citizenship and the Social Integration of Immigrant”
      Christina Gathmann, Heidelberg
      (joint with Nicolas Keller and Ole Monscheuer)

      10:50 - 11:00

      Coffee break

      Session 2: Investments in Health

      11:10 - 12:00 “Demand Estimation with Strategic Complementarities: Sanitation in Bangladesh”
      Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale

      12:00 - 12:50

      Demand for Information on Environmental Health Risk, Mode of Delivery and Behavioral Change: Evidence from Sonargaon, Bangladesh”
      Alessandro Tarozzi, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
      (joint with Ricardo Maertens, Kazi Matin Ahmed and Alexander van Geen)

      12:50 - 14:30

      Lunch at Trattoria Storica, Salizada Seriman, 4858, 30100 Cannaregio, Venice

      Session 3: Inequalities in Human Capital

      14.30 - 15.20

      "What Have We Learned About Inequality in Education"
      Susan Dynarski, University of Michigan

      15:20 - 16:10

      “Grandparents, Moms or Dads? Why Children of Teen Mothers do Worse in Life”
      Kjell Salvanes, Norwegian School of Economics
      (joint with Anna Aizer and Paul Devereux)

      16:10 - 16:30

      Coffee break

      Session 4: Insurance

      16:30 - 17:20 "Spatial Search Strategies of Job Seekers and the Role of Unemployment Insurance"
      Rafael Lalive, University of Lausanne
      (joint with Elisa Guglieminetti, Philippe Ruh and Etienne Wasmer)
      17:20 - 18:10 "Risk Adjustment vs. Subsidies in the Design of Health Insurance Exchanges"
      Liran Einav, Stanford University
      (joint with Amy Finkelstein and Pietro Tebaldi)
      20:30 onwards Evening dinner at Ristorante Vecia Cavana, Via Tera Santi Apostoli, 4624, 30121, Venice

      Saturday, 30 June

      Session 5: Investments in Human Capital

      9:00 - 9:50

      “Cumulative Impacts of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Experimental Evidence from Indonesia”
      Rema Hanna, Harvard University

      9:50 - 10:40

      “Distant learning in higher education. Evidence from a randomised experiment”
      Michele Pellizzari, University of Geneva

      10:40 - 11:00

      Coffee break

      Session 6: Financial Incentives

      11:00 - 11:50

      "The Endowment Effect and Collateralized Loans"
      Michael Kremer, Harvard University
      (joint with Kevin Carney, Xinyue Lin and Gautam Rao)
      11:50 - 12:40 "Lift and Shift: The Effect of Fundrasing Interventions in Charity Space and Time"
      Sarah Smith, University of Bristol
      (joint with Kimberley Scarf and Mark Ottoni-Wilhelm)
      12:40 - 14:20 Lunch at Trattoria Storica, Salizada Seriman, 4858, 30100 Cannaregio, Venice
      Session 7: Firm Behaviour
      14:20 - 15:10 "Capitalists in the Twenty-First Century"
      Owen Zidar, Princeton University
      (joint with Matthew Smith, Danny Yagan, Eric Zwick)
      15:10 - 16:00 "Taxation and Supplier Networks: Evidence from Value-Added Taxes in India"
      Lucie Gadenne, University of Warwick
      (joint with Roland Rathelot and Tushar Nandi)
    • May232018Public Economics/Political Economy Workshop9:00am - 3:00pm,


      The workshop will feature various staff from the Political Economy and Public Economics Research Group of the Department of Economics. Paper titles will be confirmed shortly.

      Wednesday, 23 May

      09.00 – 09.45

      Elliott Ash, "Legislative Detail and Economic Growth: Evidence of Bidirectional Causality in U.S. States, 1965-1998"

      09.45 – 10.30

      Michaela Redoano, “Politics in the Facebook Era. Evidence from the 2016 US Presidential Elections”

      10.30 – 11.00

      Tea/coffee break

      11.00 – 11.45

      Kirill Pogorelskiy, “A Theory of Electoral Fraud and Voter Turnout”

      11.45 – 12.30

      Farzad Javidanrad, “The Paradox of Monetary Profit and Economic Crisis”

      12.30 – 13.30


      13.30 – 14.15

      Arianna Ornaghi, “The challenges of universal health insurance in developing countries: evidence from a large scale experiment in Indonesia”

      14.15 – 15.00

      Fernanda Brollo, “Legislature Size and Selection of Politicians (joint with Guido Tabellini)”

      15.00 – 15.15

      Tea/coffee break

      15.15 – 16.00

      Ben Lockwood, “Negative Voters? Electoral Competition with Loss-Aversion”

      16.00 - 17.00

      Scott Tyson, “The Hazards of Holding Power”


      Please complete the following form with your details as registration is mandatory. The form will automatically close when it reaches capacity.

    • May122018Warwick/Princeton/Utah Political Economy Conference 20189:15am, 1 day 8 hours, Warwick in Venice, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava

      The Department of Economics at the University of Warwick along with the Department of Politics at Princeton University and the Department of Finance at University of Utah will be hosting the Political Economy Conference 2018 in Venice from the 12-13 May 2018.

      The aim of the workshop is to bring together the top theoretical and empirical political scientists and economists across Europe and North America. The workshop builds on previous successful meetings held annually since 2013.



      The Conference will feature a range of academics from across the world presenting papers on a number of topics.

      Saturday, 12 May

      9.15 – 10.00

      Arrival: Registration, Coffee and Welcome from the Organisers

      Session 1


      10:00 – 11.00

      Amanda Friedenberg, Arizona State University, "Incumbency and Information" (joint with Ashworth and Bueno de Mesquita

      11.00 – 11.15

      Coffee break

      11.15 – 12.15

      Gabriel Lopez-Moctezuma, Caltech, "The Dynamics of Electoral Coalitions” (joint with Anderson Frey Sergio Montero)

      12.15 - 14.00 Lunch

      Session 2


      14.00 – 15.00

      Bryony Reich, Northwestern University, "The Diffusion of Innovations in Social Networks: Collectivist versus Individualist Societies"

      15.00 – 16.00

      Pablo Montagnes, Emory University, "Politics from the Bench? Ideology and Strategic Voting in the U.S. Supreme Court"

      16.00 – 16.15

      Coffee break

      16.15 – 17.15

      Laura Mayoral, Institute of Economic Analysis (CSIC) and Barcelona GSE, "Groups in conflict: size matters but not in the way you think" (joint with Debraj Ray)

      19:00 onwards


      Sunday, 13 May

      Session 3


      10.00 – 11.00

      Camilo Garcia-Jimeno, University of Pennsylvania, "Women, Rails and Telegraphs: An empirical Study of Information Diffusion and Collective Action"

      11.00 – 11.15

      Coffee break

      11.15 – 12.15

      Dana Foarta, Standford University, "Strategic Complexity"

      12.15 - 14.00


      Session 4


      14:00 – 15:00

      Sarah Moshary, University of Pennsylvania, "Distributional Effects & Sincere Voting: Lessons from Liquor Deregulation" (joint with Gaston Illanes)

      15:00 – 16.00

      John Londregan, University of Princeton, "The Effects of Political Institutions on the Extensive and Intensive Margins of Trade"

      16.00 – 16.15

      Coffee break

      16.15 – 17.15

      Giri Parameswaran, Haverford College, "Bargaining on Appellate Courts" (joint with Charles Cameron and Lewis Kornhauder)

    • May022018Warwick Economics PhD Conference 201810:00am, 1 day 7 hours, S2.79, Department of Economics

      Bringing together international PhD research from across the globe at our two day conference.

      2-3 May 2018,
      Social Sciences Building, S2.79, University of Warwick

      Our 6th annual PhD Conference is organised by research students at the Warwick Economics Department, funded by the Department and attended by faculty members. The event will take place on 2-3 May, 2018 at the Department of Economics, University of Warwick.

      Application Submission

      Bookings for the event have now closed. We have now contacted all applicants by email about the decision. If you have not heard back from us, we regret to inform that your application has not been successful. It is likely that the email might have gone to your ‘Junk’ or ‘Spam’ folder. Thank you for your interest.

      If you have any queries, please contact

      Conference Programme

      View the PhD Conference Programme

    • Jun072017CRETA Workshop - Wednesday, June 710:00am - 5:30pm,
    • May172017Professor Oliver Hart Lecture - Incomplete Contracts and Control6:00pm - 7:00pm, OC1.05 The Oculus Building

      We are pleased to announce that Economics alumnus and Nobel Prize winner, Professor Oliver Hart will be visiting the Department on Wed 17 May, 6pm.

      Professor Oliver Hart is currently the Andrew E Furer Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1993. Born in Britain, he gained a BA in Mathematics at King's College, Cambridge in 1969, an MA in Economics at Warwick in 1972, and a PhD in Economics at Princeton University in 1974. The University awarded Professor Hart an honorary degree in 2012.

      Professor Hart is an expert on contract theory, theory of the firm, corporate finance, law and economics and his research centres on the roles that ownership structure and contractual arrangements play in the governance and boundaries of corporations.

      He is the 2016 co-recipient of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

      Join us for his lecture on Wednesday 17 May at 6-7pm, in the Oculus building, room OC1.05 (please note that this is changed from room IMC0.02) - ‘Incomplete Contracts and Control’, which is a version of his Nobel Prize Lecture, originally delivered on 8 December 2016 at the Aula Magna, Stockholm University.

      Book your place now

    • Apr262017Warwick Economics PhD Conference 20172 days,

      This year the event will be taking place on Wednesday 26th April – Thursday 27th April 2017.

      This event is organised by research students of the Warwick Economics Department, supported and attended by the Warwick Economics Department and Faculty.

      The conference papers will be evaluated by a scientific committee, consisting of Warwick Economics PhD students and faculty members. Anyone can attend, but only PhD students can present. Papers from all research areas are welcome but those targeting cutting-edge topics will be prioritised.

      Bookings for the event are now closed.

      View the PhD Conference Programme